Materials Engineering and Consultancy
Across all the industries and sectors we support, there is an inevitability that assets will fail from time to time. Through careful management of the condition and maintenance, the chances of failure can be minimised, but not eliminated. When failures occur, it is important to understand the root cause of the failure, and use this knowledge to improve the situation for the future. With the combined materials and mechanical expertise in Axiom, we provide the expertise and facilities for clients to understand the condition of their assets, and predict asset life under current or changing operating conditions.
With our own in house laboratories, Axiom are ideally positioned to conduct a range of tests, including:
We are able and experienced in conducting analysis on a range of materials, from carbon steels to exotic super alloys such as Inconels and Hastelloys and from Titanium to GRPs. We have even assessed silicon carbide.
From a consultancy perspective, we have worked closely with organisations to look at compatibility between materials and product, so that timely advice on changing the structure, lining or longevity of assets can be provided. We are also recognised as experts in the field of materials engineering and therefore have been called as expert witnesses when required.
From failures in large components such as tanks and reactors, to smaller structures like shafts and pipes and moving parts like pumps, turbines and valves, we have the expertise, resource, facilities and capability to help clients understand the issue, and hence get the most out of their assets.
More detailed information can be found on the relevant downloads, as listed below: